Syllabus for download
|"The Spirits of Chinese Religion" |
By Stephen Teiser
|"Kunley Drukpa's Sutra of Sex" |
Translated by Keith Dowman
|The Filial Piety Sutra |
The Sutra of Filial Piety (or Sutra on the Profundity of Filial Love, Sutra on Parental Benevolence) is an apocryphal sutra composed in China and apparently an exercise in Buddhist apologetics.
The text attempts to synthesise native Confucian ideals with Buddhist teachings and was probably produced by Chinese Buddhist monks in imitation of the Confucian Classic of Filial Piety. The sutra is still highly popular in China and Japan and in the latter is sometimes used as a focus in Naikan-type introspection practices.
|Zhang Huan, a Buddhist Artist? |
|The Filial Piety sutra 2|
|Dazu and The Carving of Filial Piety |
The steep hillsides of the Dazu area contain an exceptional series of rock carvings dating from the 9th to the 13th century. They are remarkable for their aesthetic quality, their rich diversity of subject matter, both secular and religious, and the light that they shed on everyday life in China during this period. They provide outstanding evidence of the harmonious synthesis of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.
|Map of Buddhism's Spread Through Asia |
|Mulian xi marionettes |
Vidéo d'un spectacle de marionnettes dans le Fujian (sud-est de la Chine). Ce spectacle avait lieu pendant une cérémonie funéraire célébrée dans un temple bouddhiste, et met en scène le Mulian Xi, où Mulian, grâce aux conseils de Bouddha, va rechercher sa mère aux Enfers